Exam info

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is an all india level management aptitude test. It is conducted every year by Xavier School of Management, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) - Jamshedpur. XLRI conducts the XAT on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). The XAT score is considered for admission to various management programmes by more than 150 B-Schools across India.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Those completing their final examination may also apply. All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2017.
  •  NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2017). "

Examination Date

Exam DatesConfirmed

  • Registration Start20thAug 2018
  • Admit Card Date20thDec 2018
  • Examination dates6thJan 2019


  • third week of August
  • Third week of December
  • First week of January

Application Fee

  • Rs-1600/-


  • XAT is a pen and paper-based exam.
  • The test is famous for its high difficulty level. XAT syllabus consists of English, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Decision Making, General Awareness and Essay Writing.
  •  Syllabus details, based on last year’s XAT paper pattern. Quantitative Aptitude (QA) & Data Interpretation (DI) In XAT, there are three sets of DI questions. Quant has similar sections like CAT exam. some of the quant topics that are covered in the exam: Percentage Profit and Loss Ratio Variation Time and Work Time, Speed and Distance Tables and Caselets Probability Critical Path Averages and Partnerships Allegations and Mixtures Algebra Linear and Quadratics Equations Surds and Indices Inequalities Logarithms Numbers Mensuration and Geometry, etc English Language & Logical Reasoning Topics in this section include: Fill in the blanks (vocab and grammar based) Grammar questions Para Completion and inference Reading Comprehension Verbal Logic Parajumbles. Decision-Making Topics under this section includes: Decision making Sets Logical reasoning General Knowledge 
  • The GK syllabus consists mostly of the following topics: Awards and winners Business Economy Government and Politics Science Famous Personalities History Geography Current affairs Important happenings around the World Static GK XAT GK section is dominated by current affairs and news, with around seven questions related to international on-going issues like Syrian crisis, Crimean referendum, Boko Haram. Here’s how you should prepare for GK. Essay section has no fixed subject. Essay topic could vary from general affairs to the abstract subject. The idea to present your chain of thoughts on the subject in an order. The exam has roughly 90-100 questions in English, QA, LR & DI and Decision Making. The test also includes questions on General Awareness."

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